Tommy Ray Grandy, age 77, of Grandy, North Carolina passed away on December 26, 2023 at his home. He was born on April 17, 1946 in Elizabeth City, North Carolina to the late William Leroy Grandy and Inez Barco Grandy.
Tommy served his country honorably in the U.S. Coast Guard before pursuing a career as a farmer first and later as an Agriculture Extension Agent. He dedicated many years to this profession until his well-deserved retirement.
A faithful member of Mt. Zion Methodist Church, Tommy found solace and community within its walls. His unwavering devotion to his faith was a guiding light throughout his life.
Tommy is preceded in death by his parents, as well as his brother, William Eldon Grandy.
He leaves behind his loving wife, Sheila Kirk Grandy; his son, T. Ashley Grandy and his wife, Lesli, of Greenville, North Carolina; and four adoring grandchildren, Caleb M. Grandy, Karis P. Grandy, Selah K. Grandy, and Wyatt E. Grandy; and a nephew, Buddy Grandy, and wife, Ellen, and their son, Tyler Grandy.
A funeral service with military honors will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, December 29, 2023 at Twiford Memorial Chapel, officiated by Pastor Rob Robinson and Pastor Emeritus Glenn McCranie. The family will greet visitors one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Tommy will be laid to rest at West Lawn Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Mt. Zion Methodist Church, P. O. Box 648, Grandy, NC 27939.
Twiford Funeral Homes, 405 E. Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC 27909 is serving the Grandy family. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.TwifordFH.com.